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War and Technology (FYS)
Fall 2020
Section: 01   02  

In this class, we will discuss technological changes caused by war and accompanying social changes and ethical debates in both militaries and civilian societies. Topics will include technological changes in warfare and weapons, as well as the ways in which societies have responded to new injuries and health issues resulting from war. Subjects may include the development of machine guns, trench warfare, chemical warfare, nuclear warfare, drones, cyber-warfare, and surveillance technologies, in addition to the professionalization of nursing, military psychiatry, medical experimentation, environmental contamination, and disability and health issues for veterans and civilians. We will also talk about the implementation in the civilian world of technologies developed or expanded during war. We will discuss cases from across the globe, focusing chronologically on 1850 to the present. Readings may include selections from Margaret Humphreys, John Ellis, Carol Byerly, Warwick Anderson, Beth Linker, Paul Lerner, Jessica Adler, Edmund Russell, Charles Perrow, Susan Smith, Susan Lindee, Jessica Wang, Kelly Moore, Janet Abbate, Stephen Graham, and others.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SISP
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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